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Pono Kai Resort

2.5 of 5 Resort   |   4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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the Hat
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

This was the second resort we stayed at on Kauai and expectations were not high given the lack of interest/helpfulness of staff at the previous place. I had pretty much decided the folks of Kauai were tired of too many tourists. When we arrived at Pono Kai we were pleasantly surprised! We were greeted with the Hawaiian grace and hospitality... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first experience using our timeshare! We stayed in a one BR unit in building H on the second floor. The room was clean and very comfortable! The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. The location of the resort was very good we were right in Kapaa where we could walk to restaurants, shopping and beach. The... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Property is older but is in great condition. We stayed in a one BR unit in the H building on the second floor of 3. The room was clean and well maintained but was a little noisy. The wall unit air conditioner did not do anything to cool the bedroom so it got quite warm. The grounds were beautiful and... More 

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Minnesota
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed being in the middle of the east side of the island. Was a central location from where we could either go explore the north shore or the east side or the south shore. There were plenty of things to do right there at the resort for free (tennis, shuffleboard, pool, hot tub, bocce, etc.) during down time and... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After island hopping at hotel and resorts, we came to rest at Pono Kai condos for a week. It is a relaxing place to be. The resort is on the beach, although we were not able to get oceanfront, we can see the water from our balcony which otherwise has a "garden view". Quite pleasant other than the roosters crowing... More 

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Surrey BC
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This must be our 8th or 9thstay at Pono Kai. In terms of value for money, it can't be beaten. Close to shopping, the wonderful ocean path out front, clean, friendly, great beach... The staff can't do enough for us!

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the Pono Kai. I am not sure if you stayed at one of the condos our vacation rental company manages, but glad to hear you return year after year. The close location to stores, restaurants, and the Kapaa oceanfront bike path are all very convenient! Mahalo, Keith Condominium Rentals Hawaii More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on a exchange through interval international. This is a nice resort. If you are accustomed to Marriott or Hilton, you will be disappointed. This resort is centrally located in Kapaa on the east side of the island. It rains less here then in princeville on the north shore. It is an easy drive to the south or... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is our third visit to Pono Kai. We love this resort. It's not super fancy, but it has everything. The rooms are huge, the kitchens are full size, and we do all our own cooking on vacation, so that's important to us. The beach is a few steps away, and we swim there every day, even though it's not... More 

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CondoRentalsHI, Condo Rental Agency at Pono Kai Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Pono Kai Resort. I am not sure if you are staying in one of the condos our vacation rental company manages but glad you are taking advantage of all the great on-site amenities! Families with children always enjoy the volleyball, croquet, putting green, shuffleboard, and other outdoor activities. The large two bedroom floor... More 

Troy, Idaho
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

On the whole, we enjoyed our stay at Pono Kai. We had a two bedroom on the second floor with partial ocean view. The resort is in a good location whether you want to travel south or north on the island. We enjoyed the walking/biking path located right by the resort and excellent beaches are not far away. We were... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Units vary as they are individually owned, but we had a great unit -- A305. Four of ten building are right on the water, others are varying degrees of a little further away. If you want to be RIGHT on the water (as we did), pay attention to the site plan. Great that they had ping pong, crochet, a pool,... More 

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Address: 4-1250 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746
Location: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Kapaa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Pono Kai Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 217
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Also Known As:
Pono Kai Hotel Kapaa
Pono Kai Kapaa
Pono Kai Resort Kauai/Kapaa
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#5 Family Hotel in Kapaa
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Kapaa
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Kapaa

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